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Within the family friendly city of Malden, a mile east of downtown and about six miles north of Boston, lies Maplewood. Maplewood Square forms the center of this area's activity, found in the popular neighborhood of Maplewood lowlands. Maplewood’s borders also encompass the neighborhoods of South Broadway and the hilly Maplewood highlands in the northeast.

Maplewood’s leafy surroundings make it a welcome retreat from the city, boasting a variety of shops and restaurants, especially focused around the square. In addition to Maplewood's combination of hustle and bustle alongside peace and quiet, the area sports a mixture of old and new, with houses ranging from the century-old to modern builds.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Malden, MA is $1,354 for a studio, $1,642 for one bedroom, $2,061 for two bedrooms, and $2,579 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Malden has increased by 2.9% in the past year.

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483
$1,354
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743
$1,642
2 BR
1,117
$2,061
3 BR
1,427
$2,579
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Ratings

77 Walk Score® Very Walkable
50 Transit Score® Good Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Restaurants

If it’s choice you're after, head toward Maplewood Square, which provides residents with a wide range of shops and restaurants. Here you'll find the Maplewood Meat Market and its wide range of offerings, from standard cuts of beef to an assortment of exotic meats. A fish market, a Dunkin Donuts, an ice cream parlor, pizza parlors and restaurants ranging from Chinese to Italian also sit within Maplewood Square.

Maplewood does not let you down when it comes to Italian cuisine, housing a varied selection of sit-down restaurants and take-out joints. Ristorante Serena on Lebanon Street serves up dishes worthy of an old-country grandmother's home-cooked meals in a fun, homey atmosphere. Committed to providing only the freshest ingredients, the restaurant's menu includes the likes of freshly caught seafood, various cuts of meat and, of course, Italian staples like pasta and pizza.

If your dancing shoes beckon, the traditional-yet-modern Irish pub Hugh O’Neills on Pleasant Street does the trick, with a DJ or live music supplying catchy tunes. If you're still going after that, Castillo Night Club’s themed nights, which include salsa, reggaeton, and more, provides upbeat music and a wild dance floor.

History

Maplewood, together with its neighbors, including Edgeworth, Faulkner and Forestdale, make up the wider city of Malden. Malden’s history dates back to 1629, when Puritans settled in a then small settlement known as Mystic Side, named for its hilly location north of the Mystic River. An early settler gave it the name Malden 20 years later, finding inspiration over the seas in the name of Maldon, England. At this stage, Malden became its own town, but it wasn’t until 1882 that Malden was incorporated as a city.

Today, although still preserving its neighborly and traditional roots, Malden is a modern city encompassing business activity, a continuously evolving downtown, green retreats and a thriving social scene. Named after the number of beautiful maplewood trees whose roots have found nourishment beneath ground, Maplewood is a picturesque village in Malden’s northern boundaries.

Transportation

Situated in an area popular with families — Malden was rated the best place to raise your kids by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2009 — Maplewood is best traveeld by car. The town provides easy access to U.S. 1, which takes you to Boston going south. Taxi services are also available in this area, including Uber.

Public transportation comes from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, with two Orange Line stations connecting all points. The fifth-busiest station out of 18 in the area, Malden Center sees around 12,000 commuters cross its path every day, connecting commuters to destinations like Haverhill and Reading. Various buses link Maplewood to the Orange Line, making Maplewood easily accessible to Boston. Maplewood Square is, after all, just 5 miles from downtown Boston. Maplewood Square lies 2 miles from Route 93 and a mile from Route One.

The streets of Maplewood and surrounding areas are also frequented by bikers, with cycling commuters often sighted along the Main Street. Groups such as Boston Bikes, a city-wide initiative encouraging cycling for commuting and leisure purposes, have meeting points at the Northern Strand Community Trail crossing, just south of Charles Street. The Northern Strand Bike trail, or Bike to the Sea Trail, provides cyclists and walkers a stretch of 9 miles of trails connecting Malden’s neighborhoods.

Cost

Approximately 24,000 units of one-, two- and three-family homes exist in Maplewood, as well as residential complexes. Maplewood household incomes average about $56,088, compared to greater Malden’s slightly higher figure of $56,113. If you’re looking to buy, the average value of a Maplewood house is $355,480. Renters pay $940 on average for a one-bedroom apartment, while their surrounding neighbors paid $1,055.

The cost-of-living in Malden sits 13 percent higher than in greater Massachusetts. However, Malden comes out 5 percent lower than the national average in the price of gasoline.

Shopping

Maplewood and Malden in aren't known as shopping destinations. If you're looking for big shopping malls, designer brands and a range of speciality stores, a quick trip to a neighboring town may be your best bet, with Boston just a short drive south.

Smaller shops can be found in and around Maplewood, especially focused around Maplewood Square, along with other options, such as Toy Store, Stop and Shop and a hair and nail salon.

Grocery stores around Maplewood include Baba Supermarket, India Bazaar and Super Stop and Shop. You'll also find a fish market and meat market, with fresh fish and a great range of meats.

For beautifully arranged flower arrangements, look out for O'Brien's Florist & Greenhouses on Lynn Street, a family-run shop confident that it has the right arrangement for any customer, whatever the occasion.

A short drive up into Melrose will take you to Hourglass Gift Gallery, an art gallery and gift shop with elegant and delicate products, such as jewelry, home accessories and fair trade items handmade by local artists.

Parks

There are approximately 30 parks in the city of Malden, providing residents with peaceful green areas as well as recreational facilities including playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Maplewood itself houses three public parks, namely South Broadway, Roosevelt and Trafton — the latter including the addition of tennis courts and facilities for young ones and dogs. In 2013, it was announced that South Broadway would see a makeover, with renovations expected to take two years. Plans include the installation of a synthetic turf baseball diamond and field overlay, batting cages, tennis courts and a playground.

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The Point @ 180
180 Eastern Ave, Malden, MA 02148
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Cliffside Commons
500 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
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$1,675 - 2,405 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
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Halstead Malden Square
480 Main St, Malden, MA 02148
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520 Main St, Malden, MA 02148
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$2,200 1-2 Bed Available 09/15/17
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36 Dartmouth St, Malden, MA 02148
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Windsor at Oak Grove
12 Island Hill Ave, Melrose, MA 02176
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211 Kennedy Dr, Malden, MA 02148
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The Point @ 180
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3 Judson St Unit 1
Malden, MA 02148
$1,900 2 Bed Available Now
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381 Ferry St Unit 1
Malden, MA 02148
$2,000 4 Bed Available 09/01/17
508-261-5105
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381 Ferry St Unit 1
Malden, MA 02148
$2,000 4 Bed Available 09/01/17
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93 Florence St
Malden, MA 02148
$1,750 1 Bed Available Now
857-702-0904
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555 Lynn St Unit 1
Revere, MA 02151
$2,200 2 Bed Available 09/01/17
844-561-3929
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10 Linwood St Unit C4
Malden, MA 02148
$1,700 Condo for Rent Available 09/20/17
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162 Harvard St
Malden, MA 02148
$2,650 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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35 Greenwood St
Malden, MA 02148
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Apartments for Rent in Maplewood, Malden, MA

Within the family friendly city of Malden, a mile east of downtown and about six miles north of Boston, lies Maplewood. Maplewood Square forms the center of this area's activity, found in the popular neighborhood of Maplewood lowlands. Maplewood’s borders also encompass the neighborhoods of South Broadway and the hilly Maplewood highlands in the northeast.

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